I've lost a friend: Asha Parekh remembers Shakti Samanta

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Asha Parekh, who did some of her most memorable roles under the direction of Shakti Samanta, says that with his death she's "lost a friend and a filmmaker who was a pleasure to work with."

Samanta passed away here Thursday at the age of 83.

"I feel miserable because all my directors are going one after the other. Two years ago I lost another of my favourite directors Pramod Chakravorty...I did two fine films with Shaktida 'Kati Patang' and 'Pagla Kahin Ka'," Parekh said.

"I was supposed to do another of his earlier films that went on to be a big hit. But at that time I was reluctant. It was Shakti